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National Philharmonic’s dynamic 2017-18 season, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, opens with a star-studded evening featuring violin royalty Sarah Chang playing Bruch’s passionate Violin Concerto No. 1 and Grammy winner Zuill Bailey performing the “King” of cello concertos, Dvořák’s B minor Concerto. A different type of star-studded performance takes place in January -- a multimedia night featuring Holst’s Planets. Collaborating with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the concert uses original footage of our solar systemto take the audience on a space voyage. The broad canvas of The Planets is juxtaposed with Debussy’s symphonic poem La Mer, undoubtedly the greatest depiction of the shifting moods of the mighty ocean.

Two concert operas are showcased later in the year: Gershwin’s groundbreaking Porgy and Bess with Kevin Deas, who has garnered international acclaim for his portrayal of Porgy, and Mozart’sdelightful opera buffa, Cosi fan tutte. The National Philharmonic Chorale participates in both concert operas and performs its annual Messiah under the direction of Stan Engebretson. The Chorale is also showcased in a concert juxtaposing the rich traditions of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with new sounds by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo's Northern Lights and The Lake Isle.

Other exciting soloists taking the stage include Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White in Brahms’ magnificent Violin Concerto; concert master Colin Sorgi playing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2; and a Philharmonic favorite, Brian Ganz, performing his 8th annual all-Chopin recital and the composer’s moving Piano Concerto No. 2 in a concert celebrating Poland 100th anniversary of regaining independence.

We look forward to seeing you at the concerts!

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Select four or more concerts you want to attend and the seating area you would like. Please note that a transaction fee of $6 is applied to KIDS FREE tickets in order to guarantee reserved seats. If you have any questions, please call the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100.


SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS – Subscribers receive discounts on all tickets.
PRIORITY SEATING – Advance seating before the general public.
TICKET EXCHANGES – Tickets can be exchanged at any time for any concert, up to four hours before the concert through the Strathmore Ticket Office (subject to availability).
ALL KIDS, ALL FREE, ALL THE TIME – Young people age 7-17 attend ALL National Philharmonic concerts free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together. A transaction fee of $6 applies for Kids Free tickets in order to guarantee reserved seats together. Throughout the year, KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained online, in person at the Strathmore Ticket Office or by phone at 301.581.5100.
COLLEGE STUDENT TICKETS – Tickets for college students are $10 each and can be purchased by phone (301.581.5100) or in person. Pick up at will call with a student ID.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS – Subscribers can add extra tickets to their custom series orders at subscriber rates.
TAX DEDUCTIONS – Tickets returned 24 hours in advance of performances are acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation.


Place your order by Monday, April 24 to guarantee best seating. Tickets will be mailed in August. 
Please note: Dates, times, programs, prices and artists are subject to change without notice.

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You must have between 4 and 15 performances in this package.

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